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Reporter: Corey Levitan

Corey Levitan joined in 2022 after a long career covering Las Vegas. He currently covers gaming news on the US West Coast, including Las Vegas.

Corey spent six years covering the Vegas Strip for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he also wrote the most popular humor column in the city’s history. (For “Fear and Loafing,” he tried out 176 Vegas jobs, including poker player, blackjack dealer and Follie Bergere dancer.)

Corey has won more than 100 local, state and national awards for his journalism, which has also appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine and the New York Post.

Corey is a New York native whose hobbies include playing guitar, trying to be a better husband, and arguing with strangers on Facebook.

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1036 stories by Corey Levitan

Nevada Gaming Commission Changes Rule for Recruiting Whales

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) has changed the rules governing how licensed independent agents bring high rollers into the state’s casinos. Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday to approve several amendments to Regulation 25, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which broke this...

Corey Levitan February 23, 2024

VEGAS MYTHS RE-BUSTED: If Your ID is Expired, Your Jackpot is Forfeited

EDITOR’S NOTE: “Vegas Myths Busted” publishes every Monday, with a bonus Flashback Friday edition. Today’s entry in our ongoing series originally ran on Oct. 23, 2023. Does an expired ID mean you can't cash in when you hit it big? Well, a viral TikTok...

Corey Levitan February 23, 2024

VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Pitbull to Open First Vegas Eatery

Since Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Sly Stallone opened Planet Hollywood at Caesars Palace in 2000, dozens of celebrity owners have started restaurants in Las Vegas. This Saturday, Pitbull’s Miami Grill will open in the most wonderfully bizarre location for a celebrity...

Corey Levitan February 22, 2024

Super Bowl v. Taylor: Which Kick to Las Vegas Economy Was Swifter?

Taylor Swift may outearn her boyfriend, tight end Travis Kelce. But Super Bowl LVIII, in which Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium, injected nearly four times more dollars into the Las Vegas economy than Swift’s pair...

Corey Levitan February 22, 2024

VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Gaga and Usher Return, Bruno Extends

Lady Gaga’s “Jazz + Piano” residency will return to Park MGM’s Dolby Live this June and July for at least eight shows, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. An official announcement, including on-sale dates, is expected shortly. Backed by a 30-piece big band,...

Corey Levitan February 21, 2024

Venetian Las Vegas to Relocate Poker Room

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas plans to relocate its poker room sometime this summer from the casino floor to Level 2 of the Grand Canal Shoppes. Pending Nevada regulatory approval, the new poker room will feature 50 tables spread across 14,000 square...

Corey Levitan February 21, 2024

Secret Underground Las Vegas House Opens (Briefly) to Public

A rare opportunity has emerged to tour Las Vegas’ most peculiar home. Most Las Vegans know about the so-called "Underground House," a 15,000-square-foot doomsday bunker built entirely below ground, yet enveloped in fake daylight, trees, and grass to simulate the real outdoors....

Corey Levitan February 20, 2024

Christina Aguilera Hosting Free Airbnb Stay in Las Vegas

Christina Aguilera has partnered with Airbnb to offer a few lucky guests a free VIP vacation stay in Las Vegas. The package includes two nights in a mansion off the Strip and a curated itinerary of activities, including face time (and selfie...

Corey Levitan February 20, 2024

Bed Bugs Found at 4 Las Vegas Strip Resorts Since September

Inspectors found live bed bugs at four Las Vegas Strip casino resorts -- Encore, Venetian, Mirage, and Excalibur -- over the past five months. According to documents from the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), as reported by KLAS-TV/Las Vegas, one of Encore’s...

Corey Levitan February 19, 2024

The 5 Biggest Scams in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a town built on deception -- primarily that your odds of winning a jackpot are good. But some of its deception is less expected, and less acceptable. Here is the news department's official list of the five biggest...

Corey Levitan February 19, 2024